• Annuals for Planters in dry, windy conditions

    I have dry and windy conditions. I would like suggestions for annuals for planters. The planters are deep and 2-3 feet across.    …

  • Watering a Jade Bonsai

    I recently purchased a Bonsai tree that I believe is a jade variety, (it has small round leaves). The leaves are falling off even though they are not turning colour or drying first. I have read conflicting articles about watering.…

  • Hydrangea in containers

    Hello, I am buying some hydrangea plugs this coming spring, and I want to plant them in hanging baskets.  I have a well at home and am planning to water them from the well, but the well contains sulfur and…

  • Gardening critical dates

    Are there critical dates we can use as we approach the frost? I want to make sure I turn off the water, cover the AC, and bring in the hoses before it’s too late, but keep watering to nourish the…

  • Grass

    Hello, I am developing a smart irrigation system as my university project and I would like to ask you some questions. Could you help me, please? This system will measure the soil moisture where the grass is planted and according…

  • Amelanchier Rainbow Pillar

    We planted the above shrub/tree in May and I just noticed that the interior leaves have turned yellow and are dropping.  What is the problem and what is the solution. It is about 4 feet tall.…

  • July raised garden preparation

    I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…

  • Hicks Yew reprise

    Thank you so much for getting back to me! When the yew was planted there wasn’t any new soil introduced. My question is, can I now dig maybe a 3 ft. trough around it introducing as you recommended compost and…

  • Determining Water Needs For Outdoor Flowers

    How does a person know how much to water outdoor plants? I have a variety, connected by soaker hoses in west Toronto, and don’t want to waste water or time. I imagine it has to do with the individual needs…

  • Plants for Railing planters

    Hi there! I’m in Toronto and would like to plant some flowers in railing planters (the iron kind with the coconut fibre). The planters get sunlight in the morning/early afternoon. I’ve never really tended to flowers regularly so I’m looking…

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